Directed by John Davies, the feature-length documentary’s synopsis reads:
For a decade, Chicago’s ALL JOKES ASIDE was the premiere Black Comedy Club in the country giving early exposure to most of the important young comedians including: Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Deon Cole, Earthquake, Mike Epps, Jamie Foxx, Adele Givens, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Bernie Mac, Carlos Mencia, Mo’Nique, Craig Robinson, Chris Rock, JB Smoove, Sheryl Underwood and George Wallace to name a few. Using a mix of stand up and interviews with the comedians who performed there, PHUNNY BUSINESS chronicles the rise and fall of ALL JOKES ASIDE, takes an in-depth look at the man behind it all and salutes the legendary showcase for its contribution to comedy history.
The upcoming release is courtesy of Indican Pictures. For tech specs and other details, go HERE.
Trailer and poster below: